In Small Things Forgotten

✏Book Title : In Small Things Forgotten
✏Author : James Deetz
✏Publisher : Anchor
✏Release Date : 2010-07-07
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9780307874382
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏In Small Things Forgotten Book Summary : History is recorded in many ways. According to author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully by studying the small things so often forgotten. Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the cracks between large historical events and depict the intricacies of daily life. In his completely revised and expanded edition of In Small Things Forgotten, Deetz has added new sections that more fully acknowledge the presence of women and African Americans in Colonial America. New interpretations of archaeological finds detail how minorities influenced and were affected by the development of the Anglo-American tradition in the years following the settlers' arrival in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. Among Deetz's observations: Subtle changes in building long before the Revolutionary War hinted at the growing independence of the American colonies and their desire to be less like the British. Records of estate auctions show that many households in Colonial America contained only one chair--underscoring the patriarchal nature of the early American family. All other members of the household sat on stools or the floor. The excavation of a tiny community of freed slaves in Massachusetts reveals evidence of the transplantation of African culture to North America. Simultaneously a study of American life and an explanation of how American life is studied, In Small Things Forgotten, through the everyday details of ordinary living, colorfully depicts a world hundreds of years in the past.

✏Book Title : In Small Things Forgotten
✏Author : James Deetz
✏Publisher : Anchor Books
✏Release Date : 1996
✏Pages : 184
✏ISBN : 9780385483995
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏In Small Things Forgotten Book Summary : An archaeological examination of Anglo-American culture

✏Book Title : In Small Things Forgotten
✏Author : James Deetz
✏Publisher : Anchor Books
✏Release Date : 1996
✏Pages : 184
✏ISBN : 9780385483995
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏In Small Things Forgotten Book Summary : An archaeological examination of Anglo-American culture

📒Colonial Chesapeake ✍ Debra Meyers

✏Book Title : Colonial Chesapeake
✏Author : Debra Meyers
✏Publisher : Lexington Books
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 284
✏ISBN : 0739110926
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Colonial Chesapeake Book Summary : Colonial Chesapeake: New Perspectives examines the Chesapeake region from historical, sociological, anthropological, archaeological, and literary perspectives. The anthology uses these perspectives to represent the multitude of experiences in the region and in doing so captures the essence of race, class, and ethnic and gender diversity that made up life in early Chesapeake Maryland and Virginia.

📒Flowerdew Hundred ✍ James Deetz

✏Book Title : Flowerdew Hundred
✏Author : James Deetz
✏Publisher : University of Virginia Press
✏Release Date : 1995
✏Pages : 204
✏ISBN : 0813916399
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Flowerdew Hundred Book Summary : This is the story of Flowerdew Hundred, the 1,000-acre plantation that Sir George Yeardley, Virginia's first governor, established on the James River between Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia.

📒The Art Of Time Travel ✍ Tom Griffiths

✏Book Title : The Art of Time Travel
✏Author : Tom Griffiths
✏Publisher : Black Inc.
✏Release Date : 2016-06-27
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9781863958561
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Art of Time Travel Book Summary : No matter how practised we are at history, it always humbles us. No matter how often we visit the past, it always surprises us. The art of time travel is to maintain critical poise and grace in this dizzy space. In this landmark book, eminent historian and award-winning author Tom Griffiths explores the craft of discipline and imagination that is history. Through portraits of fourteen historians, including Inga Clendinnen, Judith Wright, Geoffrey Blainey and Henry Reynolds, he traces how a body of work is formed out of a life-long dialogue between past evidence and present experience. With meticulous research and glowing prose, he shows how our understanding of the past has evolved, and what this changing history reveals about us. Passionate and elegant, The Art of Time Travel conjures fresh insights into the history of Australia and renews our sense of the historian’s craft. ‘Griffiths' luminous new work underlines the inarguable point that if we are truly to understand our history, we must get to know those who wrote it. A must-read for anyone interested in Australia's past.’ —Tim Flannery ‘If the past is a foreign country, Tom Griffiths makes the perfect travelling companion. Erudite but honest. Generous yet discerning. Warm, perceptive and nothing if not elegant. Let him be your eyes and ears on our shared history. Most of all, follow his heart.’ —Clare Wright, author, historian and winner of the Stella Prize ‘Tom Griffiths has the rare, reconciling capacity to envisage Australian history as a symphony, created by many voices – the discordant as well as the harmonious – that tells an evolving, bracing story of who we are. Essential reading.’ —Morag Fraser AM ‘Greatly enriches our understanding of Australia past and present … the book teems with fresh insights. Griffiths poses searching questions, which yield illuminating and often exhilarating answers.’ —Ken Inglis AO, award-winning author and historian ‘A rare feat of imagination and generosity. No other historian has so eloquently and powerfully conveyed history’s allure. The Art of Time Travel will remain relevant for decades to come.’ —Mark McKenna, award-winning author and historian ‘An historian at the height of his powers. This is book is not only a meditation on the past, but a rallying cry for the future, in which Australia’s history might be a source of both unflinching self-examination and poetic wonder.’ —Brigid Hains, editorial director, Aeon Magazine ‘Events happen, but history doesn’t write itself. By exploring the intellectual and emotional backstories of fourteen people who have crafted Australian history, Tom Griffiths shows how and why it is done. In the process, he has created a beautiful work of history.’ —Julianne Schultz AM FAHA, founding editor of Griffith Review ‘Sharp insights, thoughtful judgment, a generous spirit – Griffiths’ panorama of Australian historians shows why any similar survey conducted in the future will include his own artful work among the honoured.’ —Stephen J. Pyne, Arizona State University ‘An enthralling account of the intellectual rediscovery of Australia by fourteen of its most innovative explorers, vividly brought to life by a gifted interpreter. Tom Griffiths’ lyrical prose is mesmerizing in its mastery of Australia’s conjunctures of land and lineage, history and memory, fact and fable.’ —David Lowenthal, University College London ‘Suitable for lovers of Australian history, biography and culture, The Art of Time Travel is a graceful and lively work animated by Griffiths’ experience and enthusiasm’ —Books+Publishing

✏Book Title : Writing Material Culture History
✏Author : Anne Gerritsen
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
✏Release Date : 2014-12-18
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9781472518590
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Writing Material Culture History Book Summary : Writing Material Culture History examines the methodologies currently used in the historical study of material culture. Touching on archaeology, art history, literary studies and anthropology, the book provides history students with a fundamental understanding of the relationship between artefacts and historical narratives. The role of museums, the impact of the digital age and the representations of objects in public history are just some of the issues addressed in a book that brings together key scholars from around the world. A range of artefacts, including a 16th-century Peruvian crown and a 19th-century Alaskan Sea Lion overcoat, are considered, illustrating the myriad ways in which objects and history relate to one another. Bringing together scholars working in a variety of disciplines, this book provides a critical introduction for students interested in material culture, history and historical methodologies.

✏Book Title : The Archaeology of Medicine in the Greco Roman World
✏Author : Patricia A. Baker
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2013-09-30
✏Pages : 210
✏ISBN : 9781107292130
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Archaeology of Medicine in the Greco Roman World Book Summary : This book teaches students and scholars of Greco-Roman medical history how to use and critically assess archaeological materials. Ancient medicine is a subject dominated by textual sources, yet there is a wealth of archaeological remains that can be used to broaden our understanding of medicine in the past. In order to use the information properly, this book explains how to ask questions of an archaeological nature, how to access different types of archaeological materials, and how to overcome problems the researcher might face. It also acts as an introduction to the archaeology of medicine for archaeologists interested in this aspect of their subject. Although the focus is on the Greco-Roman period, the methods and theories explained within the text can be applied to other periods in history. The areas covered include text as material culture, images, artifacts, spaces of medicine, and science and archaeology.

📒Life In Biblical Israel ✍ Philip J. King

✏Book Title : Life in Biblical Israel
✏Author : Philip J. King
✏Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
✏Release Date : 2001-01-01
✏Pages : 440
✏ISBN : 0664221483
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Life in Biblical Israel Book Summary : A special edition of the Library of Ancient Israel is based on the latest research to provide an in-depth presentation of the land in ancient times from its domestic life and cultural traditions to its religious practices, in a volume complemented by more than 175 illustrations and photographs.

📒Dissenting Bodies ✍ Martha L. Finch

✏Book Title : Dissenting Bodies
✏Author : Martha L. Finch
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2009-11-19
✏Pages : 296
✏ISBN : 9780231511384
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Dissenting Bodies Book Summary : For the Puritan separatists of seventeenth-century New England, "godliness," as manifested by the body, was the sign of election, and the body, with its material demands and metaphorical significance, became the axis upon which all colonial activity and religious meaning turned. Drawing on literature, documents, and critical studies of embodiment as practiced in the New England colonies, Martha L. Finch launches a fascinating investigation into the scientific, theological, and cultural conceptions of corporeality at a pivotal moment in Anglo-Protestant history. Not only were settlers forced to interact bodily with native populations and other "new world" communities, they also fought starvation and illness; were whipped, branded, hanged, and murdered; sang, prayed, and preached; engaged in sexual relations; and were baptized according to their faith. All these activities shaped the colonists' understanding of their existence and the godly principles of their young society. Finch focuses specifically on Plymouth Colony and those who endeavored to make visible what they believed to be God's divine will. Quakers, Indians, and others challenged these beliefs, and the constant struggle to survive, build cohesive communities, and regulate behavior forced further adjustments. Merging theological, medical, and other positions on corporeality with testimonies on colonial life, Finch brilliantly complicates our encounter with early Puritan New England.